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NLM Medicine in the Americas

Medicine in the Americas – a digital library project of the U.S. National Library of Medicine – consists of works which demonstrate the evolution of American medicine from seventeenth-century colonial frontier outposts to twentieth-century research hospitals.

Drawing on the collections of NLM's History of Medicine Division, Medicine in the Americas encompasses works dating as early as 1610 and printed in the United States and around the New World, including Latin America, the Caribbean, and Can...



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by Grauvogl, Eduard von, d. 1877; Shipman, Geo. E. (George Elias), 1820-1893, translator; National Center for Homoeopathy (U.S.), donor. DNLM; American Foundation for Homoeopathy, former owner. DNLM
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Translation of Lehrbuch der Homöopathie
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Topic: Homeopathy
Abridged translation of: Kunhe, Louis. Lehrbuch der Gesichtsausdruckskunde
Topics: Physiognomy, Facial Expression, Diagnosis
Woodcut frontispiece, zodiac man (p. 8), and tailpiece
Topics: Hygiene, Astrology, Physiognomy
The Medical Heritage Library
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Includes index
Topics: Menstruation Disturbances, Pregnancy Complications, Homeopathy, Infant Care
US National Library of Medicine
by Nelson, R. W; American Foundation for Homoeopathy, former owner; National Center for Homoeopathy (U.S.), donor
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NLM copy bound with 12 p. bookseller's advertisement ("A catalogue of books published by Duncan Brothers")
Topics: Disease, Homeopathy
Includes bibliographical references
Topics: Diet, Food Analysis
The Medical Heritage Library
by United States. War Dept. Inspector General's Office; Steuben, Friedrich Wilhelm Ludolf Gerhard Augustin, Baron von, 1730-1794; Doolittle, Amos, 1754-1832, engraver; United States. Congress. Act to provide for the national defence, by establishing an uniform militia
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The author statement appears on the t.p. after the edition statement
Topics: Military Personnel, Military Medicine
The Medical Heritage Library
by Cheselden, William, 1688-1752; Mead, Richard, 1673-1754, dedicatee; Manning, William, 1767-1849, printer; Loring, James, 1770-1850, printer; White, James, 1755?-1824, bookseller
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First published under the title 'Anatomy of the humane body' in London in 1713
Topic: Anatomy
Microfilm
Topic: Hypnosis
US National Library of Medicine
by Bönninghausen, Clemens Maria Franz von, 1785-1864; Allen, Timothy Field, 1837-1902; National Center for Homoeopathy (U.S.), donor; American Foundation for Homoeopathy, former owner
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Includes index
Topics: Homeopathy, Materia Medica
US National Library of Medicine
by Gunn, Robert A. (Robert Alexander), 1844-
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Cover title
Topic: Vaccination
The Medical Heritage Library
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Microfilm
Topic: Marijuana Abuse
US National Library of Medicine
by James, William, 1842-1910, author; Abridgement of (work): James, William, 1842-1910. Principles of psychology
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Abridgement of Principles of psychology / William James
Topic: Psychology
Includes index
Topic: Medicine
Originally published: Knoxville, 1830
Topics: Medicine, Plants, Medicinal
The Medical Heritage Library
by Tissot, S. A. D. (Samuel Auguste David), 1728-1797; Physician
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Translation of L'onanisme. First published in Latin under title: Tentamen de morbis ex manustupratione, in the 1758 ed. of the author's Dissertatio de febribus biliosis
Topics: Masturbation, Disease
The Medical Heritage Library
by United States. War Dept. Inspector General's Office; Steuben, Friedrich Wilhelm Ludolf Gerhard Augustin, Baron von, 1730-1794; Oswald, Eleazer, 1755-1795, printer
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Prepared by Friedrich von Steuben in 1779 as inspector general of the Continental Army. Cf. Evans 16627
Topics: Military Personnel, Military Medicine
Translation of Der lange verborgene Freund
Topics: Medicine, Traditional, Superstitions, Magic
The Medical Heritage Library
by Hahnemann, Samuel, 1755-1843; Hempel, Charles J. (Charles Julius), 1811-1879, translator; National Center for Homoeopathy (U.S.), donor; American Foundation for Homoeopathy, former owner
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Translation of Reine Arzneimittellehre
Topics: Materia Medica, Homeopathy
With: Channing, W. F. The medical application of electricity. Boston, 1865
Topic: Electric Stimulation Therapy
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Topic: Hypnosis
US National Library of Medicine
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Includes index
Includes indexes
Topics: Medicine, Cooking
The Medical Heritage Library
by Atlee, Edwin Augustus, 1776-1852; Graves, Bartholomew, printer; University of Pennsylvania 1804
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Film 633 reel 3 is part of Research Publications Early American Medical Imprints collection (RP reel 3, no. 91)
Topic: Music Therapy
Includes bibliographical references
Topic: Hypnosis
168 pages : 19 cm
Topic: Hypnosis
Includes index
Topic: Medicine
xxxvii, 909 pages, 37 unnumbered pages of plates :
Topics: Pathology, Clinical, Clinical Laboratory Techniques
Originally published: 1869
Topics: Mental Healing, Mind-Body Relations, Metaphysical
US National Library of Medicine
by Crumpler, Rebecca Lee, -1895
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"Part first: treating of the cause, prevention, and cure of infantile bowel complaints, from birth to the close of the teething period, or till after the fifth year. Part second: containing miscellaneous information concerning the life and growth of beings, the beginning of womanhood, also the cause, prevention, and cure of many of the most distressing complaints of women, and youth of both sexes."
Topics: Infant Care, Disease
US National Library of Medicine
by Krafft-Ebing, R. von (Richard), 1840-1902; Chaddock, Charles Gilbert, translator
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Translation of Eine experimentelle Studie auf dem Gebiete des Hypnotismus
Topic: Hypnosis
US National Library of Medicine
by Knerr, Calvin B. (Calvin Brobst), 1847-1940; Hering, Constantine, 1800-1880
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Includes index
Topics: Homeopathy, Materia Medica
US National Library of Medicine
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x, 723 pages ; 17 cm
The Medical Heritage Library
by Laurie, Joseph, d. 1865; Hull, Amos Gerald, 1810-1859
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Includes index
Topic: Homeopathy
The Medical Heritage Library
by Schieferdecker, Chr. Charles; National Center for Homoeopathy (U.S.), donor. DNLM; American Foundation for Homoeopathy, former owner. DNLM
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Topics: Nittinger, C. G. G. (Carl Georg Gottlob), 1807-1874, Vaccination
The Medical Heritage Library
by Hippocrates; Coxe, John Redman, 1773-1864; Galen
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NLM copy 1, stamp of Mott Memorial Library on t.p
Topics: History of Medicine, History, Ancient, Greek World
The Medical Heritage Library
by Mitchell, S. Weir (Silas Weir), 1829-1914; Keen, William W. (William Williams), b. 1837; Morehouse, George R. (George Read), 1829-1905
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Title from half t.p
Topics: Trauma, Nervous System, Paralysis, Wounds, Gunshot
US National Library of Medicine
by Fort, Charles, 1874-1932, author
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298 pages
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Topics: Astronomical Phenomena, Ecological and Environmental Phenomena
US National Library of Medicine
by Ingalese, Isabella, author; Preceded by (work): Ingalese, Richard, 1863- From incarnation to re-incarnation
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Includes index
Topic: Occultism
xxxix, 288 pages, 163 unnumbered pages, 1 unnumbered leaf of plates : 23 cm
Topic: Astrology
Added t.p. in German
Topic: Medicine
The two short pieces, Increase Mather's "Several reasons proving that inoculating ... the small pox is a lawful practice" and Cotton Mather's anonymous "Sentiments on the small pox inoculated," were issued on a single sheet in Boston in Nov. 1721. Cf. G. L. Kittredge's introduction to Several reasons ... by Increase Mather (Cleveland, 1921) p. 21
Topics: Mather, Cotton, 1663-1728, Mather, Increase, 1639-1723, Smallpox
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Topic: Medicine
US National Library of Medicine
by Swan, John M. (John Mumford), 1870-1949, author; Heath, Mark, 1895- author
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On cover: John M. Swan, Mark Heath
Topics: United States. Army. Base Hospital No. 19, Hospitals, Military, World War I
The Medical Heritage Library
by Hahnemann, Samuel, 1755-1843; National Center for Homoeopathy (U.S.), donor. DNLM; American Foundation for Homoeopathy, former owner. DNLM; Dudgeon, R. E. (Robert Ellis), 1820-1904
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Translation of various essays
Topic: Homeopathy
Author is S.H. Selman--cf. Selman, S.H. The Indian guide to health, 1836
Topics: Phytotherapy, Plants, Medicinal
The Medical Heritage Library
by Hosack, David, 1769-1835; Hosack, David, 1769-1835. Catalogue of plants contained in the Botanic Garden at Elgin; Leney, William Satchwell, 1769-1831, engraver; Swords, James, 1765-1846, printer; Swords, Thomas, 1764-1843, printer; Foote, Albert E., 1846-1895, former owner. DNLM; Elgin Botanic Garden
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Cover title: Elgin Botanic Garden
Topics: Gardening, Plants
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Topics: Spiritual Therapies, Religion and Medicine
The Medical Heritage Library
by Hahnemann, Samuel, 1755-1843; Hempel, Charles J. (Charles Julius), 1811-1879, translator; National Center for Homoeopathy (U.S.), donor; American Foundation for Homoeopathy, former owner
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Translation of Reine Arzneimittellehre
Topics: Materia Medica, Homeopathy
With a half-title
Topics: African Continental Ancestry Group, Population Groups, Social Problems, Medicine, Traditional,...
The Medical Heritage Library
by Rush, Benjamin, 1746-1813; Budd, Henry, d. 1816, printer; Bartram, Archibald, 1774?-1808, printer; Dobson, Thomas, 1751-1823, bookseller; Potter, Nathaniel, 1770-1843, former owner. DNLM
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Signatures: [A]⁴ B-C⁴ D²
Topics: Yellow Fever, Disease Outbreaks
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by Johnson, Samuel, 1709-1784; Walker, John, 1732-1807; Maxwell, James, publisher; Maxwell, James, printer; Fairman, Gideon, 1774-1827, engraver; Bayne-Jones, Stanhope, 1888-1970, donor; Smith, Erwin F. (Erwin Frink), 1854-1927, former owner
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Second issue of the first American edition
US National Library of Medicine
by Bernard, Bernard, 1890- author
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302 pages :
Topics: Sex Education, Sexual Development, Sexual Behavior
The Medical Heritage Library
by Hahnemann, Samuel, 1755-1843; Hempel, Charles J. (Charles Julius), 1811-1879, translator; National Center for Homoeopathy (U.S.), donor; American Foundation for Homoeopathy, former owner
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Translation of Reine Arzneimittellehre
Topics: Materia Medica, Homeopathy
The Medical Heritage Library
by Coxe, John Redman, 1773-1864; Fox, Joseph, 1759-1832. A new medical dictionary; Fry, William, 1777-1855, printer; Thomas Dobson and Son, publisher
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A page-for-page reprint of the Philadelphia 1808 edition
Topic: Medicine
US National Library of Medicine
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"Puebla, 1899."
Topics: Tattooing, Criminals, Military Personnel
The Medical Heritage Library
by Richardson, Josiah, 1778-1857; Williams, John, Dr. Dr. John Williams' Last legacy, and useful family guide
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"Containing firstly, Paul Jewett's Farriery, in four parts, wherein most of the diseases which horses, neat cattle, sheep, and swine are liable to, are treated of, in 41 pages ; secondly, a collection of brutal receipts, many of which are valuable, 23 pages ; thirdly, a very valuable collection of receipts for human diseases, 90 pages ; fourthly, receipts by a very learned, skilful, and pious English author, 100 pages ; fifthly, an extraordinary English author of great experience and...
Topics: Medicine, Animal Diseases, Livestock
US National Library of Medicine
by Dubor, G. de (Georges de), 1848-1931, author
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xi, 235 pages
Topics: Hypnosis, Telepathy
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Topic: Medicine
US National Library of Medicine
by United States. Surgeon-General's Office, author; Lynch, Charles, 1868-1937, editor of compilation
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Editor-in-Chief: Charles Lynch
Topics: United States. Army Medical Department, United States. Army. American Expeditionary Forces,...
Includes index
Topic: Pharmaceutical Preparations
US National Library of Medicine
by Winterburn, George William, 1845-; National Center for Homoeopathy (U.S.), donor; American Foundation for Homoeopathy, former owner
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Includes bibliographical references (p. 151-159) and index
Topic: Vaccination
US National Library of Medicine
by Gaines, Thomas Robert, 1877- author
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235 pages :
Topics: Breathing Exercises, Hygiene, Exercise
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Topics: Yellow Fever, Epidemics
US National Library of Medicine
by Segura, José C. (José Carmen), 1845-1906, author
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 215-225)
Topics: Agave, Plant Preparations
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by Williams, Charles J. B. (Charles James Blasius), 1805-1889; Tweedie, Alexander, 1794-1884; Gerhard, W. W. (William Wood), 1809-1872
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NLM copy, inscription of L.S. Joynes, Balto. 1844, on t.p
Topics: Respiratory Tract Diseases, Heart Diseases
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by Cullen, William, 1710-1790; Rotheram, John, 1751-1804; Nichols, Lewis, d. 1805, printer; I. Riley and Co., publisher
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Each volume with a separate title page; pagination is continuous between the two volumes
Topic: Medicine
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Topics: Smallpox Vaccine, Mass Vaccination
The Medical Heritage Library
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Reissued in 1957, with new introduction and supplementary reports, under title: Hypnosis in medicine and surgery
Topic: Hypnosis
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Cover title: Dr. Hayward's Lecture
Topics: Occupational Diseases, Writing
Includes indexes
Topics: Long Island College Hospital, Long Island College Hospital. Hoagland Laboratory, Long Island...
"Published by authority of Hon. Jefferson Davis, Secretary of War."
Topic: Weather
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by Leidy, Joseph, 1823-1891
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Includes index
Topic: Anatomy
US National Library of Medicine
by Bliss, Doctor Willard, 1825-1889; Banov, Leon, 1914-2007, donor
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Cover title
Topics: Garfield, James A. (James Abram), 1831-1881, Nutrition Therapy, Feeding Methods, Rectum
US National Library of Medicine
by Morton, Samuel George, 1799-1851; Boston Society of Natural History
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Cover title
Topics: Anthropology, Physical, Anthropology, Cultural, Indians, North American, Indians, South American